The Eco Club under the guidance of the IQAC has adopted the following measures in its effort to institutionalize its environmental policy:

  • It has re-purposed the existing Rainwater Harvesting System in the institution, collecting and discharging/distributing 361200 litres of water annually for groundwater recharge through recharge pits and waste water management in the cisterns and toilets of the ground floor.
  • The Eco Club has collaborated with the Swachh Bharat Mission team in the college to accomplish the greening of the campus, the segregation of dry and wet waste, the minimizing of the use of plastic, putting up appropriate signage for the edification of students, renovation of the hostel kitchen, fitting it with heavy-duty chimney and dedicated water filter (Aquaguard), and the renovation and modernization of the washrooms for the students.
  • The institution has switched over largely to LED appliances to cut down on energy consumption.
  • A number of non-teaching teaching staff members use bicycles and the majority of students and faculty members, including the Principal use public transport.
  • Earth Day is celebrated almost every year with a renewed focus on the greening of the campus and sometimes with the distribution of potted plants.
  • A strip of land at the back of one of the buildings which was earlier left vacant has now been turned into a garden, narrow though it is.
  • Because of the lack of space in the college campus multiple plants in single pots have been introduced in the micro-ecology of the institution.
  • A Green Audit of the college has been conducted by the Centre for Contemporary Communication, an NGO committed to the protection of the environment.
  • The Eco Club took the initiative in the installation of a sanitary napkin vending machine (funded by the Govt of West Bengal) in a bid to keep the environment clean.
  • In a most noteworthy move the Eco Club helped the college earn a Certificate of Merit from theGreen Revolution Global Certification Program under the aegis of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changeeven as 32 students successfully appeared for an examination on the topic held by the same international organization and secured certificates from the global body.
  • The IQAC further engaged with the Alumnae Association of the college to obtain and install a 10 KW Solar Rooftop PV Grid Connection Energy System that is fully funded by the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA).
  • The institution has a method of e-waste disposal in place whereby it sells its discarded electronic items to a company, recycles electronic gadgets and paper as far as possible, and has resisted the use of air-conditioners as far as possible (using energy-saving models wherever possible).
  • Regular programmes are held in the college to make the students aware of environmental concerns. Students are also taken to environmental programmes organized on World Meteorological Day and to other relevant events.
  • Student volunteers under the pioneering efforts of the Eco Club have also participated in clean-up drives in the locality.
  • It has been difficult to keep the immediate environs of the college clean because of the lack of awareness on the part of the local people. The college has repeatedly approached the Councillor of the ward to look into the matter. She has promised to help and as a result an improvement has been registered vis-à-vis the matter. Our Eco Club volunteers have also gone on a door-to-door campaign to spread awareness on the subject. Our NSS volunteers too have sought to educate the residents of a nearby slum to use toilets and keep the civic spaces clean.